Period
to 20 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for RACF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RACF over the 6 months to 20 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 697 490 766
Rank change year-on-year -207 +276 +93
Contract jobs citing RACF 42 6 22
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.062% 0.022% 0.029%
As % of the System Software category 0.44% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 3 11
10th Percentile £351 £300 £260
25th Percentile £423 £375 £372
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £512 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +2.40% +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £591 " £506
90th Percentile £833 " £525
UK median daily rate £499 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -0.20% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £66.00 £42.09
Median % change year-on-year - +56.83% -
UK median hourly rate - £66.00 £42.09
% change year-on-year - +56.83% +140.49%

RACF is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 9,603 3,890 12,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.22% 14.36% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,895 2,638 8,211
10th Percentile £200 £225 £170
25th Percentile £381 £363 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £485 £463
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% +4.86% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £687 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 346 142 538
10th Percentile £12.03 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.25 £12.71 £13.25
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.88 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.90% +11.72% +0.44%
75th Percentile £27.49 £38.81 £23.75
90th Percentile £63.25 £51.65 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £16.74
% change year-on-year -1.41% +6.07% +5.52%

RACF
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing RACF as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for RACF in England

RACF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing RACF in England.

Daily rate trend for RACF in England

RACF
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing RACF in England over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for RACF in England

RACF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing RACF in England.

Hourly rate trend for RACF in England

RACF
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RACF within the England region over the 6 months to 20 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -78 15 £477 -4.60% 1
North of England - 12 £600 - 1
North East - 6 £588 -
London -204 5 £389 - 2
North West - 5 £850 - 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
Midlands - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £338 -
RACF
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing RACF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for RACF.

1 27 (64.29%) Mainframe
1 27 (64.29%) DevOps
2 26 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (57.14%) zOS
3 24 (57.14%) DB2
4 22 (52.38%) CICS
5 20 (47.62%) REXX
5 20 (47.62%) IBM
6 18 (42.86%) JCL
7 17 (40.48%) SQL
8 16 (38.10%) COBOL
8 16 (38.10%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 15 (35.71%) Web Services
9 15 (35.71%) JIRA
10 14 (33.33%) Data Modelling
10 14 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
10 14 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (30.95%) SSL
11 13 (30.95%) Configuration Management
11 13 (30.95%) Software Engineering
11 13 (30.95%) Analytics
12 12 (28.57%) Broadcom
12 12 (28.57%) OAuth2
12 12 (28.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 12 (28.57%) IPsec
12 12 (28.57%) Scrum
12 12 (28.57%) IDMS
12 12 (28.57%) OAuth
12 12 (28.57%) AWS
12 12 (28.57%) XACML

RACF
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (52.38%) CICS
2 12 (28.57%) Confluence
2 12 (28.57%) SAS
3 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 14 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (28.57%) AWS
2 7 (16.67%) Azure
2 7 (16.67%) IaaS
2 7 (16.67%) PaaS
2 7 (16.67%) SaaS
3 6 (14.29%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.95%) SSL
2 12 (28.57%) IPsec
2 12 (28.57%) Kerberos
3 2 (4.76%) SNA
4 1 (2.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (57.14%) DB2
2 12 (28.57%) IDMS
3 3 (7.14%) DB2 UDB
3 3 (7.14%) MySQL
3 3 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.38%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (2.38%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 15 (35.71%) JIRA
2 3 (7.14%) Ant
2 3 (7.14%) Eclipse
2 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.14%) Selenium
3 2 (4.76%) JUnit
4 1 (2.38%) ERwin
4 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 6 (14.29%) Public Sector
2 5 (11.90%) Social Skills
3 3 (7.14%) Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Documentation Skills
4 2 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Architect
2 9 (21.43%) Senior Architect
3 6 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (14.29%) Technical Architect
4 5 (11.90%) Programmer
4 5 (11.90%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Technical Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Security Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Systems Programmer
6 3 (7.14%) z/OS Systems Programmer
7 2 (4.76%) Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Digital Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Digital Technical Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Mainframe Programmer
7 2 (4.76%) Security Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Digital Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (35.71%) Web Services
2 12 (28.57%) OAuth
2 12 (28.57%) OAuth2
2 12 (28.57%) OpenID
2 12 (28.57%) SAML
2 12 (28.57%) XACML
3 6 (14.29%) ISPF
4 4 (9.52%) XML
5 3 (7.14%) HTML
5 3 (7.14%) JSP
5 3 (7.14%) LDAP
5 3 (7.14%) SailPoint
5 3 (7.14%) Servlets
5 3 (7.14%) SOAP
6 2 (4.76%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.76%) Electron Framework
6 2 (4.76%) Node.js
7 1 (2.38%) Spring
7 1 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (64.29%) Mainframe
2 12 (28.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (9.52%) Public Cloud
4 3 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (4.76%) VSAM
6 1 (2.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (57.14%) zOS
2 6 (14.29%) MVS
3 4 (9.52%) Linux
3 4 (9.52%) Unix
3 4 (9.52%) Windows
4 3 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.38%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (64.29%) DevOps
2 26 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (33.33%) Data Modelling
4 13 (30.95%) Analytics
4 13 (30.95%) Configuration Management
4 13 (30.95%) Software Engineering
5 12 (28.57%) Data Analytics
5 12 (28.57%) Scrum
6 11 (26.19%) Coaching
6 11 (26.19%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (26.19%) Mentoring
6 11 (26.19%) Process Improvement
6 11 (26.19%) Requirements Gathering
6 11 (26.19%) Software Testing
6 11 (26.19%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (26.19%) Technical Leadership
7 10 (23.81%) Software Delivery
8 9 (21.43%) Security Architecture
9 7 (16.67%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (47.62%) REXX
2 18 (42.86%) JCL
3 17 (40.48%) SQL
4 16 (38.10%) COBOL
5 4 (9.52%) Perl
6 3 (7.14%) Assembly Language
6 3 (7.14%) BeanShell
6 3 (7.14%) Bourne shell
6 3 (7.14%) C
6 3 (7.14%) Java
6 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.14%) Korn
6 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 3 (7.14%) Python
7 2 (4.76%) CLIST
7 2 (4.76%) PHP
8 1 (2.38%) RPG
8 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
1 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (38.10%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 5 (11.90%) Time Sharing Option
3 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.76%) ACF2
4 2 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (28.57%) Tivoli NetView
2 11 (26.19%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (4.76%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 20 (47.62%) IBM
2 12 (28.57%) Broadcom
3 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 6 (14.29%) CA
5 4 (9.52%) Oracle
6 3 (7.14%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.76%) BMC
7 2 (4.76%) Compuware